SpaceX Dragon Capsule and Falcon 9 Latest News Archive
19 October 2012, 07:01 AM ET
SpaceX, Sierra Nevada, and Boeing are each making progress toward launching people on private spacecraft.
12 October 2012, 06:38 PM ET
Orbcomm still plans to launch the rest of its communications constellation aboard SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket.
10 October 2012, 01:05 PM ET
SpaceX's Dragon capsule, carrying supplies and scientific equipment for the International Space Station (including ice cream for the astronauts), was docked using the station's robotic arm this morning.
10 October 2012, 04:32 AM ET
The robotic Dragon spacecraft is making the first commercial cargo run to the space station.
10 October 2012, 12:00 AM ET
Astronauts will snag Dragon at 7:17 a.m. EDT using the station's huge robotic arm.
09 October 2012, 06:26 PM ET
A glitch with the Falcon 9 rocket caused Orbcomm's prototype OG2 satellite to be placed too low.
09 October 2012, 04:07 PM ET
SpaceX's unmanned Dragon cargo ship is on track to arrive at the station Wednesday (Oct. 10).
08 October 2012, 02:59 PM ET
The anomaly did not significantly affect the flight of SpaceX's Dragon capsule.
08 October 2012, 12:01 PM ET
In this space wallpaper, Space Launch Complex 40 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida comes alive as the Merlin engines ignite under the Falcon 9 rocket carrying a Dragon capsule to orbit on Oct. 7, 2012.
07 October 2012, 08:50 PM ET
The SpaceX CRS-1 mission to the Space Station launched from Kennedy Space Center on October 7, 2012. The Falcon 9 rocket flawlessly inserted the Dragon capsule into orbit.
07 October 2012, 08:35 PM ET
See launch photos for SpaceX's landmark launch of a private Dragon cargo mission to the space station.
07 October 2012, 08:35 PM ET
SpaceX launched its Falcon 9 rocket and first commercial Dragon cargo flight to the space station Sunday (Oct. 7).
07 October 2012, 08:35 PM ET
Skywatchers can see the private spacecraft chase down the International Space Station over the next few nights.
07 October 2012, 04:00 AM ET
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the private Dragon cargo ship at 8:35 p.m. ET on Sunday (Oct. 7).
07 October 2012, 01:22 AM ET
The tasty astronaut treat is launching on SpaceX's private Dragon cargo ship on Sunday (Oct. 7).
06 October 2012, 08:17 PM ET
The space debris may mean it takes SpaceX's private Dragon space capsule longer to reach the station.
06 October 2012, 06:23 PM ET
The launch window opens on October 7th, 2012 at 8:35pm, with second and third opportunities for launch on Oct. 8 and 9. NASA launch weather officer Mike McAleenan gives the latest weather update on October 6.
06 October 2012, 05:04 PM ET
Protein crystallography experiments in microgravity could lead to breakthroughs for big pharmaceuticals. SpaceX's cargo missions to the ISS are not only a re-supply mission but has the added benefit of bringing up more of these types of experiments.
06 October 2012, 08:20 AM ET
SpaceX will launch the first private cargo mission to the space station on Oct. 7.
06 October 2012, 07:00 AM ET
The company's Dragon capsule is slated to blast off Sunday evening.
06 October 2012, 05:13 AM ET
See inside SpaceX's private Dragon space capsule and Falcon 9 rockets.
05 October 2012, 11:17 AM ET
Elon Musk and NASA chief Charles Bolden will discuss SpaceX's Oct. 7 launch today at 1 p.m. ET.
04 October 2012, 06:23 PM ET
Can you find the lucky shamrock in SpaceX's Dragon space capsule mission patch?
02 October 2012, 03:15 PM ET
Viewers in Florida have a chance to see a spectacular night launch this weekend.
01 October 2012, 03:28 PM ET
The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket test-fired its engines on Sept. 29 for its planned Oct. 7 launch.
01 October 2012, 03:01 PM ET
Orbital Sciences' Antares rocket will begin a series of tests at the pad in four or five weeks.
01 October 2012, 01:29 PM ET
In preparation for the first official commercial cargo flight to the Space Station (full cargo load - first SpaceX flight to ISS was a test flight), the Falcon 9 Merlin engines were fired at full power for 2 seconds in a captive 'hold down' test.
01 October 2012, 12:00 AM ET
See photos of SpaceX's launch preparations for its first official cargo run to the space station.
29 September 2012, 01:30 PM ET
Falcon 9 lifts SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft to the ISS.
24 September 2012, 07:05 PM ET
On Friday, September 21, 2012, SpaceX's Grasshopper vertical takeoff and landing test vehicle (VTVL) took its first test flight hop from the company's rocket testing facility in McGregor, Texas.
24 September 2012, 03:08 PM ET
The Republican nominee says he'll secure the nation's leadership position in space.
21 September 2012, 05:45 PM ET
California Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed a bill Friday (Sept. 21) to limit liability for private spaceflight companies.
20 September 2012, 07:01 PM ET
SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft will make its first contracted supply run for NASA.
18 September 2012, 04:06 PM ET
SpaceX's robotic Dragon spacecraft will be making the first of 12 contracted cargo missions for NASA.
16 September 2012, 11:08 PM ET
American Joe Acaba and Russians Gennady Padalka and Sergei Revin had spent four months aboard the orbiting lab.
16 September 2012, 07:10 PM ET
Joe Acaba, Gennady Padalka and Sergei Revin had spent the last four months aboard the orbiting lab.